Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd in the Council Chambers. 6:30 PM
This is an interesting video presentation seen each week on Wednesday evening at 6PM PST. http://twit.tv/show/ham-nation or http://live.twit.tv/
After the show a discussion net is held on Dstar Reflector 014, heard on W6CO dstar system
Several months ago, DSL service to Mt. Veeder was discontinued and replaced by AT&T’s U-verse. Ever since the installation we have had problems with port forwarding through the new AT&T equipment. The “standard” processes for port forwarding did not work and after several non-productive calls to AT&T’s “so-called” tech support we stumbled on an updated document on the web. It seems the new equipment will not allow the forwarding of ranges of ports; they must be input one at a time no matter how many you have in a sequence. The input mask on the modem’s firmware seems to indicate you can enter a range, but if you do only the first port of the range will be processed and no error message is sent.
So after 5 attempts to get us back on-line, the new document did the trick. Interestingly, the thing about the sequential ports was in very small print and I almost missed it.
If you have Dstar equipment, feel free to use it. We normally have the system linked to Reflector-14 in Las Vegas but it can be changed to anything you want. Nie mowisz po polsku? Reflector 32C is for you.
Campaign Will Resume in New Congress – from the ARRL Newsletter
Largely as the result of a grassroots campaign, “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014″ (H.R. 4969) attracted the support of 69 members of the US House of Representatives in addition to that of its sponsor, Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). While the just-adjourned 113th Congress did not enact the bill, the effort to gain passage of the legislation will begin anew when the 114th Congress convenes in January. Introduced with bipartisan support last June, H.R. 4969 called on the FCC to apply the “reasonable accommodation” three-part test of the PRB-1 federal pre-emption policy to private land-use restrictions regarding antennas. The limited PRB-1 pre-emption currently applies only to state and municipal land-use ordinances. The FCC has indicated its reluctance to provide the same legal protections from private land-use agreements — often called covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) — without direction from Congress. ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, stressed this week that the fight is not over.
“While we are disappointed that the bill did not make it through the process during the session, the effort was extremely energized by the efforts of thousands of ARRL members who participated in our grassroots lobbying effort,” Henderson said. “In just 6 short months we gained tremendous traction for the Amateur Radio Parity Act.”
Henderson explained that sometime after the new Congress is called into session in January, a new “Amateur Radio Parity Act” bill with a new number will be introduced into the US House. “Once this happens, the ARRL will gear up for a fresh effort to push this legislation forward,” he added.
Henderson said the bill would not have attained its current level of support in the US House without the thousands of letters and phone calls made by ARRL members to their congressional representatives. “The success of this crucial issue relies on the efforts of all radio amateurs and ARRL members,” he said. “We know you will step forward in the new year, when we renew our efforts on Capitol Hill.”
The ARRL H.R. 4969 web page provides additional information.